COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND EDUCATION

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Holistic Education: Pursuing General Education and Developing Professions

Introduction
Vision and Mission

The vision of the College of Humanities and Education is to pursue General Education and develop professional maturity by relying on the ideology of Holistic Education to develop its curriculum, implement teaching strategies, and undertake extracurricular activities. Students should not only know how to understand the current world but also become concerned about the ultimate end of it, studying traditional teachings as well as modern philosophies. They should start by learning about their native land and then expand outward to learn about the world, blending the spirit of humanism with the piety of religious belief, revering God, and loving people. Students should learn to practice their skills, find fulfillment in their lives, and become sincere persons.

The purpose of Holistic Education is to help everyone who attends CYCU to become a whole person, a person who is balanced in body, mind, and spirit. More specifically, that means:

  • To be a balanced person by knowing how to love oneself, life, and other people;
  • To be a well-rounded person by respecting oneself, others, and knowing the truth;
  • To be an optimistic person by being able to see the brightness, abundance, and variety in life;
  • To be a healthy person by having a strong body, stable mind, and a thriving spirit.
History

Established in 1999, the College of Humanities and Education has been devoted to developing Holistic Education with the cultivation of Body, Mind, and Spirit as the basic component and the pursuit of the harmony among the Creator, humanity, the entire creation, and the individual self. The College consists of three departments, two graduate schools and two centers: the Department of Applied Linguistics and Language Studies (with M.A. program), the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (with M.A. program), the Department of Special Education (with M.A. program), the Graduate School of Religion, the Graduate School of Education, the Center for General Education and the Center for Teacher Education. In addition, the Postgraduate BS Degree Program in Applied Digital Music was recently founded, in 2014.

Key Features
Vision and Mission

The great feature of this College lies in the professional fields of the Humanities and Education. We have integrated the traditional and contemporary education systems and have rebuilt our undergraduate and graduate programs to be always innovative, versatile, integrative and internationalized. The College is characterized by

  1. Emphasizing Holistic Education as the core concept of education
  2. The College takes the implementation of Holistic Education seriously, and embraces the concepts of Holistic Education for the hope to cultivate students’ professional knowledge and competence;

  3. Enhancing the integration of theory and practice
  4. Students learn the principles of the professional field they are studying as well as how to put them to use so as to meet the needs of society and industry;

  5. Elaborating the design of general education curricula and activities
  6. The General Education curricula involve four dimensions; they are the Creator, humanity, the entire creation, and the individual self. We aim to help students in the Humanities understand phenomena from multiple perspectives through the general education programs in collaboration with other multidisciplinary programs;

  7. Developing the potential of teaching delicate Mandarin Chinese and promoting it to foreign countries
  8. As the interest in learning Chinese as a foreign language is quickly growing around the world, it is hoped to present the excellence of our Mandarin Chinese program and Chinese proficiency testing programs to other parts of the world

FutureProspects

To accomplish its mission, the College concentrates on the following research areas:

  1. Research on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  2. Research in Holistic and General Education
  3. Christian Theology, History, and Philosophy
  4. Research on Higher Education Teaching Excellence
  5. Globalized Foreign Language Education / Digitized English Teaching Materials Research and Applications
  6. Research on Supporting Systems for Students with Special needs, and their families, and schools

The College offers a wide range of International Exchange programs through academic exchanges and international study programs.

  1. Academic Exchanges
  2. The College of Humanities and Education is actively engaged in academic exchanges with prestigious universities in the U.S., Europe, China, and Southeast Asian countries through mutual academic visits, large-scale international conferences, seminars and teacher / student exchanges.

  3. International Study Programs
  4. The College sponsors various kinds of activities every year. The Department of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, for example, is actively recruiting international students to come to the university to learn Chinese. This department also recommends its outstanding students to teach Chinese in universities overseas. The College has been holding a study tour in summer for years, providing our university students to study the Jing-Chu Dynasty Culture in Hubei Province, China.

Greetings from the Dean:

Welcome to the College of Humanities and Education at CYCU!

We`re unique. The College of Humanities and Education at CYCU have dedicated faculty, challenging coursework, and numerous opportunities for you to gain real-world experience through abundant experiences. You can even earn class credits by participating in our international study programs in many countries including mainland China, Korea, Japan, the U.S.A., and countries throughout Europe.

Our faculty and I ensure that each of you will receive full support to help you become a leader in your professional field. We believe the partnerships you develop, combined with the strength of the skills and experiences you acquire while you are with us will enable you to make a difference.

I sincerely invite you to explore our websites for details about our prestigious programs, exciting events, and substantial research. Come and join the College of Humanities and Education and launch your future!

Rejoice always!

Kun-Yuan Yang

Dean, College of Humanities and Education